Don’t forget mom | The garden island



LIHU’E – State Department of Education Kaua’i compound area superintendent Paul Zina was pleasantly surprised on Friday when he showed up to discuss back-to-school activities with officials from the Kukui Grove Center.

So was Myrvie Buster of the Garden Island Federal Credit Union, who stopped by to chat with Anuenue Washburn from Outer Reef Jewelry.

“It’s good that they have these salespeople here,” Zina said. “Mother’s Day is Sunday, and it reminded me that I needed to find something. Outer Reef Jewelry has some cute things so I’m glad I had to come here.

Buster was delighted to have found something to add to her wardrobe.

Outer Reef Jewelry is one of the centre’s twelve craft vendors Friday and today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., coordinated by Melissia Sugai and the County Economic Development Office’s Kaua’i Made program.

“Everything is socially distant,” said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of KGC. “We remain in line with the most recent Level 3 decision. Kaua’i Made vendors are spaced between the Deli and Bread Connection to the food court. And, yes, face masks must be worn inside and outside the mall. “

Today is also the last day of the May Shop & Dine program, where KGC shoppers can redeem purchase receipts from any store in the mall dated May 1-8 for a KGC Restaurant Gift Card. . KGC’s management office is open until 4 p.m. today so buyers can redeem their receipts.

Friday evening was also the opening reception for the “Artists of Pune’e Road” exhibition at the Kaua’i Society of Artists gallery adjacent to Bubbah’s Toy Box and the Gaming Cafe at KGC.

The gallery features new works from three Kaua’i artists who all live on Pune’e Road – Fran Kalb, Carol Meckling and Bill Collins.

The show is open from noon to 6 p.m. daily and from noon to 7 p.m. from Friday to May 21.

On Sunday, McFerrin-Warrack invites moms to enjoy the specially decorated food court, and while enjoying meals at KGC restaurants, Steve Dubey and his friends will spice up the neighborhood with jazz styles.


Dennis fujimoto, writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or [email protected]



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